Folk Psychologies Across Cultures

Author: R. M Thomas

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780761924609

Category: Psychology

Page: 335

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Thomas offers a framework for comparing the folk psychologies of different cultures in terms of a group's conception of reality, ways of knowing, causes of events, and rituals. Folk psychology refers to the set of beliefs shared by members of a group regarding how other people's minds work and about the beliefs that result from such a view of mental life.
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Psychology: The Key Concepts

Author: Graham Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134082649

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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Psychology: The Key Concepts is a comprehensive overview of 200 concepts central to a solid understanding of Psychology and includes the latest recommendations from the British Psychology Society (BPS). The focus is on practical uses of Psychology in settings such as nursing, education and human resources, with topics ranging from Gender to Psychometrics and Perception.
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Cultural Psychology of Health in India

Well-being, Medicine and Traditional Health Care

Author: Ajit K. Dalal

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9351509796

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

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Can indigenous healing practices be integrated with medical treatment to promote public health care service in India? This book offers a holistic concept of health, encompassing the four major domains such as prevention, treatment, promotion of good health and rehabilitation. It looks at the fast-growing field of research on health and well-being from a cultural psychological perspective, focusing mainly on indigenous Indian practices. It examines health care systems that have evolved in different cultural set-ups, building on prevailing values, traditions and ethos of particular societies. Straddling both theoretical and practical issues regarding illness recovery, maintenance of good health and enhancing the quality of well-being, it also looks at psychosocial barriers in rehabilitation. The study brings together two diverse streams of health care—modern medicine and traditional Indian systems, including Ayurveda, yoga and folk healing—for their complementary roles in providing holistic and affordable health care services in India.
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Research Manual in Child Development

Author: Lorraine Nadelman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135640874

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

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This unique hands-on lab manual in child development provides great ideas and resources for teaching research courses involving child subjects. It includes projects in psychomotor/perceptual, cognitive, and social development. Projects are preceded by background essays on the history of that topic, related research, theoretical issues, and controversies. Each project has hypotheses to test, detailed procedures to follow, all stimuli, individual and group data sheets, empty tables, suggested statistics, discussion questions, and an updated bibliography. Special features of this second edition: *The introductory text portion details research considerations, including an introduction to psychological research, sections on developmental research, children as subjects, and general experimental research procedures. *The popular Infant Observation project has the student visit homes with babies for a semester and provides practice in observational data collection, reliability assessment, and report writing. *The cognitive development section includes two new subfields: Theory of Mind and Language--Children's Interpretation of the Word Big, in addition to classic studies of Piaget's spatial perspective-taking and attention and memory. The final chapter describes a suggested neuropsychological project. *The socialized child section includes a new study on sibling relationships as seen by the older or younger sibling, in addition to the earlier projects on self-esteem, sex identity, and cooperation-competition. The final section describes a suggested cross-cultural interview project.
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Knowing, Knowledge and Beliefs

Epistemological Studies across Diverse Cultures

Author: Myint Swe Khine

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402065965

Category: Psychology

Page: 470

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Bringing together prominent educators and researchers, this book focuses on conceptual and methodological issues relevant to the nature of knowledge and learning. It offers a state-of-the-art theoretical understanding of epistemological beliefs from both educational and psychological perspectives. Readers discover recent advances in conceptualization and epistemological studies across diverse cultures. This is an unbeatable resource for academics and researchers alike.
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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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Handbook of Indian Psychology

Author: K. Ramakrishna Rao,A. C. Paranjpe,Ajit K. Dalal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 648

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Indian psychology is a distinct psychological tradition rooted in the native Indian ethos. It manifests in the multitude of practices prevailing in the Indian subcontinent for centuries. Unlike the mainstream psychology, Indian psychology is not overwhelmingly materialist-reductionist in character. It goes beyond the conventional third-person forms of observation to include the study of first-person phenomena such as subjective experience in its various manifestations and associated cognitive phenomena. It does not exclude the investigation of extraordinary states of consciousness and exceptional human abilities. The quintessence of Indian nature is its synthetic stance that results in a magical bridging of dichotomies such as natural and supernatural, secular and sacred, and transactional and transcendental. The result is a psychology that is practical, positive, holistic and inclusive. The Handbook of Indian Psychology is an attempt to explore the concepts, methods and models of psychology systematically from the above perspective. The Handbook is the result of the collective efforts of more than thirty leading international scholars with interdisciplinary backgrounds. In thirty-one chapters, the authors depict the nuances of classical Indian thought, discuss their relevance to contemporary concerns, and draw out the implications and applications for teaching, research and practice of psychology.
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Folk Theories of Human Nature

Author: Jeffrey Robert Boles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 260

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This set of studies investigated everyday beliefs about human nature, specifically in the moral realm. The author tested the hypothesis that people in different cultures hold measurable beliefs about human nature and that these beliefs relate to people's moral judgments. Study 1 demonstrated that Chinese and American participants hold measurable beliefs about the goodness and badness of human nature. Study 2 used a Theory of Human Nature Inventory (THNI) measure to survey Chinese and American participants' beliefs about human nature in the moral realm, generating a cluster of four factors in this area. Study 3 correlated Chinese and American participants' responses on the THNI to their moral judgments generated from a set of moral scenarios. Study 4 further correlated Chinese and American participants' responses on the THNI to their moral judgments generated from a modified set of classical philosophical thought problems. Implications for issues in moral, social, and cultural psychology are discussed.
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